LCADD Celebrates Retirements of Two Employees 

During a meeting held on April 20, 2018 for our senior center directors, LCADD Executive Director Darryl McGaha thanked Cathe Haynes (left), Pulaski County Senior Center Director, and Mitzi Hay (right), Taylor County Senior Center Director, for their many years of service to the agency and congratulated them on their upcoming retirements. Cathe will retire on June 1, 2018 and Mitzi will retire on August 1, 2018. Congratulations to both!

Public Hearing Reviews LCAAAIL's Regional Plan

Staff from the Lake Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living (LCAAAIL) conducted a public hearing on March 21, 2018 to review the 2019-2021 regional area plan. Claude Tiller, Aging Council Chairman, and Gwen Landis, Co-Director LCAAAIL Aging Division, shared information about the plan during the hearing, which was held at the Russell County Senior Center in Russell Springs, KY.

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events at the Russell County Senior Center

The Russell County Senior Center has planned the following events in April and June:

April 27, 2018 -- Community Hospice Day -- 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Russell County Senior Center. This event is open to all senior citizens and to any agency that works with the elderly. There will be a free pancake breakfast, along with a meet and greet session with Hospice staff. Hospice staff will also share information about their current assistance programs.

June 5, 2018 -- Senior Citizen Fair at the Russell County Public Library in Jamestown. The Russell County Senior Center will participate in the first senior citizen’s day. Seniors from the center will tour the library and enjoy lunch. (Please sign up at the Russell County Senior Center to participate in this event).

June 15, 2018 -- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -- 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Russell County Senior Center. A member of the Elder Abuse Council will speak to spread elder abuse awareness during this health fair event. A number of agencies specializing in elder services will also have booths and be available to meet and share information with seniors during the event.

For more information, contact Cristy Cundiff at 270-866-2899.

Register Now for Water and Wastewater Operator Continuing Education Training

On April 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. central time, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership and the Lake Cumberland Area Development District will offer a Water and Wastewater Operator Continuing Education training program. Topics on the agenda include: Succession Planning for Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators; Developing Capacity through Preventative Maintenance; Source Water Protection; Water System Modeling; and Safe Drinking Water Act Hands On. Click here for registration information.

Senior Center Happenings: Clinton County

Senior center directors throughout our region work hard each day to create various social opportunities for their members. Here, Clinton County seniors pose for a group photo during the Valentine's Day party that was held at the center last week.

City of Russell Springs Receives ADF Grant 

The City of Russell Springs has received an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant for $42,188.32. The city will purchase two 2018 Transit 150 LR vans, which will be leased to Senior Services at the Regional Kitchen for the purpose of meal delivery to senior citizens. Pictured, left to right: Darryl McGaha, Russell Springs Mayor Eric Selby, and Jeric DeVore.

LCADD Seats 2018 Board of Directors

The Lake Cumberland Area Development District (LCADD) held its first Board of Director’s meeting of the year in January.

During the meeting, board officers for 2018 were elected as follows:  Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick, Chairman; Cumberland County Judge-Executive John Phelps, Jr., Vice Chairman; Green County Judge-Executive John Frank, Secretary; and McCreary County Citizen Member Allan Chapman, Treasurer.

In addition to board officers, the following were appointed to the executive committee: Science Hill Mayor Bill Dick; Wayne County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson; Albany Mayor John “Nicky” Smith; Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young; Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson; and Adair County Citizen Member Sharon Payne.  As immediate past chairman, Eddie Wesley, Casey County Citizen Member, will also serve on the executive committee.

Three new citizen members were appointed to the LCADD Board, including Andrea Waggener, representing Adair County, Matt Murphy, representing Casey County, and Richard Troxell, representing Pulaski County.

The following were reappointed as citizen members: Jay Shofner, representing Green County; Allan Chapman, representing McCreary County; and June McGaha, representing Russell County.

The following leaders were appointed to head LCADD committees: Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial, Chairman of the Water Council Committee; McCreary County Judge-Executive Doug Stephens, Chairman of the Revolving Loan Fund Committee (RLF); and Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, Chairman of the Transportation Committee.

Mayor Curtis Hardwick and Mayor John “Nicky” Smith will serve on the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD).

Central Kitchen Prepares and Delivers Thousands of Meals Each Month

Roger York, Central Kitchen Manager, and Robin Lawless, Assistant Manager, arrive at LCADD’s Central Kitchen each day at 4:00 a.m. to begin the task of preparing and then distributing hundreds of meals to senior center facilities located throughout the Lake Cumberland region.

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